Image Studios: Announces ownership change, officer appointments

(APPLETON, WI) Donna Gehl, President of Image Studios Inc. a provider of commercial and advertising photography, has been appointed to President and Chief Executive Officer. Gehl has been President of the studio since 2007 and employed with Image for 22 years. She becomes the third generation of leadership for the business.

Gehl announced the promotions of Michael Leschisin to Senior Vice President and Scott Ehlers to Senior Vice President. Leschisin has been a photographer with Image Studios for fourteen years and is an award-winning location photographer. Ehlers, a photographer for twenty-two years, specializes in studio photography. Gehl, Ehlers and Leschisin all have an invested relationship, as business owners. they know they will maintain Image’s award winning reputation while implementing new ideas and strategies for a bright and prosperous future.

“Our success depends on our long-lasting customer relationships and our ability to provide them fresh, dynamic photography,” Gehl said. “We are excited to continue to attract innovative artists who and maintain our reputation as an award-winning studio.”

Former Executive Vice President and CEO Dave Wallace, has redeemed his shares of the business. Wallace will continue working with the studio and contract an independent photographer. “With these changes customers can expect new and exciting things from our future while trusting the standard of excellence they’ve come to expect.” Wallace said.

Image Studios ( has been a leader in the commercial photography industry for over 45 years operating as a full-service studio. The firm specializes in all aspects of image creation for corporate and advertising needs including still photography, video, image re-touching, editing, location shooting, portraits and fine art. The studio is one of the largest photo studios in the Midwest boasting over 20,000 square feet of studio space. The firm has long-standing relationships with clients such as Kohler, Oshkosh Corporation and Yamaha.